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conservative groups. steven miller told lawmakers it was not political, it was in his word procedural. >> i do not believe partisanship motivated the people who engaged in the practices described in the treasury inspector general's report. i've reviewed that report and i believe its conclusions are consistent with that. i think what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection. >> you're arguing today that the irs is not corrupt, but the sub text of that is you're saying we're just incompetent. >> dana bash is following the hearing dana, they kept pushing for specific, for names of people involved. they're not necessarily getting all the information they want. what can did we learn today during the several hours of testimony? >> well, a couple things. we learned from the perspective of steven miller and the inspector general, they confirmed that they did not -- they didn't report this up the ranks to obama administration officials in the treasury department, that's -- the irs' boss effectively or anyone at the white house.
: steven miller salt there with a straight face and said the reason this happened is they were just trying to be so efficient. >> hilarious. let's not forget, steven miller was fired. he is is gone. now, i underand it obama did not -- obama did not take him out to the middle of times square and flog him like people might want. i think this is a fair point when you apply for tax exempt status does that make you immediately above the law? can we not ask a question as to whether or not your application is, correct? i think that is what they were trying to do. did they do it correctly? no. were they perhapses a bit overzealous? sure. >> about you do we as taxpayers get to have the convenient excuse sorry i didn't know. no, you end up in jail and they take your business and your bank accounts. we don't get that excuse you. why should they? >> i don't think it should be in the purview of the irs. if congress, if the do nothing congress had acted and given us better guidelines as to what constitutes a charitable organization or not we wouldn't be in this. >> oh, come on. >> mike: here is the ques
requested. >> mr. miller... reporter: the acting director of the i.r.s., steven miller, ignored our questions today after a closed-door meeting with the senate finance chairman. why didn't you tell the truth when you were asked directly by congress? >> we'll talk on friday, guys. reporter: the i.r.s. says miller was informed last may that tea party groups had been improperly scrutinized starting in 2010. but miller did not share that information with the house ways and means committee which oversees the i.r.s. despite repeated questions from the chairman, michigan republican dave camp, who was getting complaints from conservative groups. miller testified before your committee and was asked whether these tea party groups were being targeted. >> yes. in letter and before the committee he said it was not happening and now we found out not only was it happening but it had been happening for several years. he knew about it when he came before the committee and denied it. >> reporter: camp has called on miller to testify before the committee this friday, and, scott, he and other top offic
for the resignation of steven miller, the acting irs commissioner, supposed to leave next monthnyway. republicans blame the administration. >> this is run away government at its worst. who knows who they'll target next. it's going to be a complete and thorough investigation of this in congress, not only who abovat the ranking file believed was their mission. connell: mcconnell says it should be a sweeping administration-wide investigation to see if it happened in other places other %-we don't know who set the criteria in place to target conservative groups who were applying for tax exempt status. president obama last evening took to the east room of the white house ensuring americans it will not happen again. >> up excusable, and americans right to be angry about it, and i'm angry. i will not tolerate the behavior, but especially in the irs given the power and reach it has in all our lives. >> hearings begin here tomorrow on the house sides, ways and means committee next week, and senate finance committee and house oversight and government reform committee gets business -- busy on the irs story.
trying to be so efficient. >> what's the promotion point. steven miller was fired he's gone. i understand obama does not -- did not take him out in the middle of times square and following him like people maybe would want but he is gone. i think this is a fair link. when you apply to tax exempt status can we not ask a question whether or not your application is correct. they do it correctly? no. perhaps a bit over zealous. >> we as taxpayers in the irs we get to have a convenient excuse sore he whii didn't know. they would take your business take your bank account. >> i don't think it would be in the purview of the irs it would be in the purview of congress. if the do nothing congress had acted and given us a guideline as to what constitutes a terrorist organization or not. >> let me ask you this. here is the question. the problem is not that they went through the forms and were diligent they were only diligent with one side they didn't put that to left wing groups. >> there are a lot of progressive groups in texas saying i didn't know it was illegal for the irs to ask me at that question
now have the resignation of the acting irs commissioner steven miller and from here they go with the recommendations from the ig report for something that is in front of his face but if you look at the next apps -- steps word does the criteria come from who is responsible for conservative organizations? that is not known and the department of justice is investigating. we have 45 republicans request all information about this e-mail is coming from the administration having to do with this. let's see if the president is willing to work with congress and what request goes too far from the administration to deny which given the history of investigation and you can imagine that will happen. gerri: a lot of unanswered questions and to ask for this in the first place? gerri: i went to bring back alan from ati. is this enough? i have the resignation of the acting commissioner bud does more neat to be done? is that the big thing that happened? >> in terms of resignation and there is obviously going to be other people involved that are more responsible than acting commissioner miller
. on the right, that's steven miller, acting irs commissioner. he submitted histion and on the left is russell, he's the irs official who investigated this matter. first, listen to steven miller. >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes we made and the poor service we provided. i do not believe that partisanship motivated the people who engaged in the practices described in the treasury inspector general's report. i think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their work load selection. >> well, mr. miller also said that the problems occurred in cincinnati, which is home of something called the determinations unit. determinations unit. regardless of what you think of that name, he said overwhelmed workers started taking some short cuts after applications for tax exempt status jumped fourfold. thank you, citizens united. so republican congressman paul ryan wanted to know did those short cuts also include flagging just progressive groups or conservative groups and progre
. >> does holder survive? >> somebody's head is going to roll, maybe steven miller at the irs, but holder is at the top. and obama is going to have to have somebody take the blame. >> all right, very good. thanks. tom kern, we appreciate it very much. two special counsels tonight. nice going. >>> one scandal that does not involve team obama, the scandal at bloomberg where it may not just be reporters who accessed what should have been private client information from bloomberg terminal. here is my question. did anyone at bloomberg in their broker/dealer make money off this information? and if so, isn't that a serious financial crime? that story and much more coming up. girl vo: i'm pretty conservative. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. good afternoon. chase sapphire. (push button tone) this is stacy from springfield
that the acting commissioner of the internal revenue service has resigned. steven miller's abrupt departure from the administration comes just days after it was revealed that the tax agency unfairly and unlawfully targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. now the announcement was made just a few hours ago by the president in the east room of the white house. let's take a look. >> i've reviewed the treasury department's watch log report and the misconduct it uncovered is unexcusable. americans have a right to be angry about it. i'm angry about it. i won't tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. today secretary lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the regs nation of the acting commissioner of the irs. i'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards, and going forward by making sure that the laws is applied as it should be. >> sean: only p
acting chief steven miller was briefed about this. on july 25th he testified about it in front of congress and doesn't mention the additional scrutiny. and was asked about it. so, lynn, is this the key question? who knew what when? >> two questions, yes, what you said, absolutely. that's phase two. phase one is what happened? were there rogue operators? were they just acting on their own? no supervision? that's pretty bad if that's the case. and then, two, who knew what when as you say. these are two storylines. as we say in our business, chris and ron, this story has legs that could extend for years. >> i want to play a clip -- >> the story has been changing -- i was going to say the story shifted just since friday. we were told friday this was only the cincinnati office. now "the washington post" has a story saying there were officials in the washington offices of the irs involved. that makes you wonder. it's just not good to be dribbling out information like that. >> let me play a clip a lot of reporters including our tom costello was on a conference call where lois lerner,
explode today. dana? >> that's right, wolf. steven miller admitted in this hearing that the irs singled out groups, political groups using conservative key words like tea party but did not use traditionally liberal words like progressive. that did not help his argument that the mistakes may have been stupid but not partisan. >> so help you god. >> i do. >> reporter: two days after getting fired the irs chief apologized. >> what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their work load selection. >> reporter: yet steven miller repeatedly insisted inappropriate irs scrutiny of conservative groups was not politically motivated. >> it was a mistake and not an act of partisanship. >> reporter: his explanation? back in 2010 the irs was bombarded with applications for tax-exempt status so they came up with a shortcut using words like tea party to i.d. groups. >> look, they get 70,000 applications in there for 150 or 200 people to do. they triage those. >> reporter: but for four hours, he couldn't or wouldn't answer many questions. >> actually i
that the testimony is still going on. peter: they are recovering ground. steven miller, the former acting head of the irs is still in the hot seat right now. we want to go back to his opening statement, cheryl and dennis and show you the apology that he made at the very beginning. >> i want to apologize for the mistakes that we made and the poor service that we provided. the american public and affected organizations deserve better. it cannot even appear to be a consideration into terminating the tax exemption of an organization. miller also said that he did not think that the irs employees did anything illegal. he also denied that he thought that there was any political motivation involved in these delays and in these reviews. the inspector general of the irs who uncovered all of this, agreed with all of that. take a listen. >> did you find any evidence of political motivations? >> we did not, sir. real simple there. that was from russell george. cheryl, back to you. cheryl: we are ready have the steve miller band jokes happening this hour. peter, thank you. dennis: let's check in with nicole
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